Craig Kimbrel throws side session, Gonzalez unsure of using him in cold

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel threw threw a side session on Wednesday. Kimbrel was satisfied with the session proclaiming himself as ready to go but manager Fredi Gonzalez still has reservations about using him in the cold weather expected in Philadelphia tonight. #Braves Kimbrel threw 15-pitch side session today, said shoulder was good & he's ready. Fredi non-committal...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Instant replay works efficiently on overturned call

I will admit I am a skeptic about instant replay in baseball.  I’m worried about too many of them, them taking too long, and in general, I feel like umps are more right than wrong.  And if they don’t, that’s part of the game.  So far, so good for Major League Baseball.  While the first replay today upheld the umpires call, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez took a missed...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez made a funny

Atlanta Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez made a clever remark regarding southpaw reliever Ian Thomas. The obscure pitcher spent his first three seasons and part of a fourth after coming out of Virginia Commonwealth University as a non-drafted player in three separate non-affiliated leagues. He always struck out more than a batter per inning in Winnipeg, when the Goldeyes were in both...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Teheran Set to get Opening Day Start

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports “Teheran pitched great,” said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who’s expected to announce Saturday that the Colombian right-hander will start the March 31 opener at Milwaukee and name the order for the rest of the opening rotation. “We had some good swings at Verlander, had the bases loaded. That (being able to get out of those jams) is why he...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Feeling 2014 Pressure?

The Atlanta Braves have not won a playoff series since 2001, which is hard to believe when you think about all the good teams they have had since that win over the Houston Astros in the ’01 NLDS. When appearing on radio shows lately, I’ve been asked how much pressure is on the Braves and particularly manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren, to not only make the...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB's enhanced replay set to go under Spring Training microscope

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Braves fans shouldn't be concerned if manager Fredi Gonzalez steps out of character and engages in multiple on-field arguments with umpires during the exhibition season. There's a method to his madness. For the first time in history, Major League Baseball will institute a comprehensive Instant Replay system for its North American slate of regular...
Via Fox Sports South
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves extend contracts of GM Wren, manager Gonzalez

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After announcing long-term extensions for multiple Atlanta Braves players over the past few weeks, the organization set its sights on management. The contracts of general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez were recently extended, the team announced Wednesday morning. Braves president John Schuerholz declined to reveal the terms of the deals,...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves are rolling, but Gonzalez wants more

Manager Fredi Gonzalez is delighted with the Atlanta Braves' 6 1/2-game lead in the NL East. Now Gonzalez wants to see his team put together more winning streaks and farther distance itself from the second-place Washington Nationals. With the Braves beginning a three-game home series on Tuesday against the woeful Miami Marlins, Gonzalez is hoping for vast improvement in Atlanta...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Gonzalez off to daughter's graduation

Fredi Gonzalez is leaving the Atlanta Braves for a whirlwind, cross-country trek back to Georgia. After managing Thursday night's series opener at San Francisco, Gonzalez is set to depart from the Bay Area at 6 a.m. on Friday so he can arrive in Statesboro, Ga., in time to attend his daughter's graduation from Georgia Southern first thing Saturday morning. He will fly from...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves exercise option on manager Gonzalez

Frank Wren might be doing some holiday shopping in Nashville, but he made sure to take care of his teams leader in the meantime. The Atlanta Braves executive vice presdent and general manager announced Wednesday afternoon that the team exercised its one-year club option on manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who was also in Nashville at this weeks Winter Meetings, is now signed through...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

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